Hi all thanks for your replies (sorry I've been off line at home since my first post).
Carterusm - what does full kit entail?
Cake - Thankfully I have some off road shoes which I've been using for my training runs, sadly I won't get to do any running on the route beforehand as I live in the Highlands! I do know some of the area though as I spent many a happy weekend there, when I lived in Yorkshire, climbing on many of the edges.
DazTheSlug - I'll definitely be settin off slowly and probably finishing slowly too - my main aim of the day is to complete the run and hopefully enjoy it too!
I've signed up to compete in the Grindleford Gallop on 08/03/14. I've completed three marathons and a large number of half marathons but have never done an off road race before - I had to look up what 'full FRA kit' meant!. I've done most of my long runs off road (up to 13 miles so far) and have included lots of off road hill training. Is there anything I should know about what to do on the day? Any tips or advice very welcome.
I eventually went with Brookes Adrenaline GTS 13. I tried on the 2000's but they were too narrow in the foot for me. I've only done 5miles in them so far (on the treadmill to try them out) but they seem to be ok.
I've started running in ASICS Gel 2150. These were replaced by a few pairs of ASICS gel 2160's in which I have run very happily and comfortably. I now need a new pair, to wear in before my next marathon in April, and can't find any in my size. I was just going to replace them with ASICS gel 2170's but have read some really bad reviews of them which has put me off. Any advice on replacing them would be much appreciated.